Over the past few years, artsPlace has been hard at work examining our internal and external practices and working towards developing a comprehensive strategy to create a diverse, equitable and inclusive organization for all.
At artsPlace, we honour and celebrate your uniqueness. Diversity, equity and inclusion practices are a high priority for us as individuals, as a workplace, and as a community.
Over the next several years, we commit to developing intercultural competences in our staff, Board of
Directors, and artists to build upon our relationships with diverse community members and to shift our organizational structures and capacity. Our overarching goal is to increase inclusivity to best serve diverse populations, including but not limited to Indigenous Peoples, people of colour, 2SLGBTQI+ community, immigrants, individuals with disabilities, and neurodivergent community members.
We recognize that true systemic change is a long process and we are committed to learning, growing and changing as an organization to better serve our Bow Valley community as a whole.
Here are some of our most immediate objectives to achieve this goal.